Obit: Jasmer, Dale Irvin #2 (1925 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Jasmer, Lambert, Nicpon, Wall, Willger, Witalis

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/07/2015

Jasmer, Dale "Papa Smurf" Irvin (22 MAR 1925 - 27 DEC 2014)

Dale "Papa Smurf" Irvin Jasmer, 89, Thorp, died on Saturday, Dec. 27 at Deerview Meadows in Medford. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin, with Father Gerard Willger officiating.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Dale Jasmer was born on March 22, 1925 in Verndale, Minn., to the late Carl and Susanna (Lambert) Jasmer. His family moved to the Maplehurst area in Taylor County where he attended school. After his education, he worked several jobs including a farmhand, factory worker in Abbotsford making windows, as a blacksmith in a shop in Withee, and he hauled gravel.

On April 18, 1964 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, he married Marcella M. Witalis, who survives. They farmed in the town of Taft and he also worked for the town of Taft at the town's recycling center until his retirement.

He enjoyed taking care of his chickens, horses and donkeys, and taking things apart to scrap for recycling.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Gary Jasmer of Wausau and Jerome Jasmer of Amherst; one brother, Mylo Jasmer of Withee; two sisters, Evelyn Wall of Lublin and Caroline Nicpon of Barron; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Loren and Vernon Jasmer, and three sisters, Doris Cardinal, Alvera Anderson and Marie Sherwood.

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